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Ch 2: The Professional Counselor: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Professional Counselor chapter of this Counseling 101 Help and Review course is the simplest way to master what it means to be a professional counselor. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of becoming a professional counselor.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering counseling material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn counseling. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding counseling job duties or how to become a professional counselor
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning counseling (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about becoming a professional counselor
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra counseling learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the professional counselor chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the professional counselor chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question on becoming a professional counselor. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a professional counselor unit of a standard counseling course. Topics covered include:

  • Types of counselors
  • Specialties in counseling
  • Personal qualities of an effective counselor
  • Education and competencies of a professional counselor
  • Settings where counselors work

5 Lessons in Chapter 2: The Professional Counselor: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Counseling as a Profession: Types of Counselors

1. Counseling as a Profession: Types of Counselors

Who is considered a counselor? What distinguishes various professional counselors from one another? Is there a difference between paraprofessionals and non-professionals? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this lesson on counseling.

Counseling as a Profession: Specialties

2. Counseling as a Profession: Specialties

Have you ever wondered why there are so many different types of counselors? Learn more about why specialties are necessary in the field of counseling.

Personal Qualities of an Effective Counselor

3. Personal Qualities of an Effective Counselor

This lesson will introduce the positive and negative motivators for becoming a counselor. We will also look at some of the characteristics of an effective counselor and some essential microskills counselors must possess.

Education and Competencies of a Professional Counselor

4. Education and Competencies of a Professional Counselor

Professional counselors must obtain a satisfactory education with experiences that prepare them to practice on their own. This lesson is an overview of the education, licensure, and continued competency of a typical counselor.

Where do Counselors Work? - Settings & Their Similarities & Differences

5. Where do Counselors Work? - Settings & Their Similarities & Differences

What are some of the various settings in which counselors work? How are they similar to one another? What are some differences? Explore the answers to these questions in this lesson.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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